I just got off the phone with my mother, who lives on New York City’s upper east side. Seems the city is shut down – possibly prematurely? Mom reports that’s the blizzard that is supposed to cover the city in two feet’s worth of frozen white goodness looks like a half an inch of snow on her block.
But! Alas, the stars who make the news can still grab a piece of celebrity in their quest to always be on camera with intense ‘news’ – Next week, an even bigger blizzard is coming!
Does that mean a whole inch?
Years ago, I was on my way to a convention, where I was supposed to give a lecture on hair care – it was a hard, hard icy snow and I slipped and cracked my hip. The show went on and I made it to my engagement, despite my aching body. Now, snow and ice scare me – so my take-away was fear.
Whether you got the crazy half an inch of snow – or you’re the next Jack Torrence, stuck in your own personal Overlook from The Shining, take very good care out there. It’s not easy to get around, and it’s not only the snow that can make things difficult. Look where you walk – the ice is invisible. Be careful, watch your footing, and look at what you’re about to step on. While it’s laughable to think a half an inch is any kind of serious threat – it’s still slippery, and a fall is a fall. Watch your step out there!